Whether you’re trying a route on the South Face of Denali or heading into the Karakoram, when conditions dictate a need for additional gear or an overnight kit, this backpack expands to handle the load.
Our ambassadors’ request: a super-clean climbing backpack stripped of everything but the features that matter most when you’re pushing the limits on big alpine ascents. For moving fast in Alaska or the Karakoram, this function-driven pack carries the loads of a multiday kit without interfering with your ability to move efficiently. It features an integrated, asymmetrical spindrift collar that opens wide and closes in a single motion for fast packing. A secondary collar protects your gear from ugly weather, allows serious overstuffing and holds gear securely when the pack is hanging at belays. The removable frame sheet, made from a lightweight aluminum rod and covered with mesh, provides support for weighted loads and moves with you as you bend and flex. Ergonomic shoulder straps (with load lifters) match your torso’s contours for 24-hour comfort, and the padded hip belt is removable when you prefer a simple webbing belt. Four rows of exterior daisy chains provide lashing options for a rope, helmet and pad; ice tools attach via an integrated buckle and tool pocket. Other details include compression straps to carry skis and cinch down loads, an asymmetric profile for elbow clearance and a zippered pocket on the lid for quick access to small essentials. Made from lightweight yet durable 6.25-oz 210-denier nylon double-ripstop and 6.05-oz 400-denier nylon ripstop treated with a polyurethane coating and a DWR finish, and lined with a 1.8-oz 40-denier nylon double-ripstop with a polyurethane coating and silicone finish.
Light and bomber nylon ripstop features excellent tear and abrasion resistance
Spindrift collar opens wide for easy packing; drawcord simultaneously cinches collar and closes lid for a secure seal; additional spindrift collar deploys to protect your gear when you have overstuffed your pack
Aluminum stay frame with tensioned mesh center gives pack structure and helps to support heavy loads, but can be removed for lightweight pursuits
Padded hip belt can be removed to create a simple webbing hip belt
Center sheath ice axe carry system accommodates a wide assortment of axes
Daisy chains on front and side panels provide lashing options; compression straps on sides help manage different size loads; zippered pocket on lid provides easy access to small items
Available in two sizes: small/medium and large/extra large
Body: 6.25-oz 210-denier nylon semi-dull double-ripstop and 6.05-oz 400-denier nylon ripstop, both treated with a polyurethane coating and a DWR finish. Lining: 1.8-oz 40-denier nylon double-ripstop with a polyurethane coating and silicone finish
DWR (durable water repellent) fabric finish repels light rain and snow and decreases dry times. When DWR is used in conjunction with a waterproof/breathable barrier, the DWR finish keeps the outer fabric from becoming saturated so that the breathable barrier can do its job.
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